The number of suicides in October increased by nearly 40% year on year in Japan, and the new epidemic situation may be the main reason

Beijing, November 11, according to Japan’s “Oriental News” reported on the 11th, the Japanese police agency recently released statistics show that in October 2020, there were 2153 people committing suicide in Japan, an increase of 39.9% compared with the same period in 2019. According to the report, 1302 men and 851 women committed suicide in October. In addition, Saitama Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Aichi county and Osaka Prefecture also had more suicides. According to reports, from January to October 2020, the cumulative number of suicides in Japan has reached 17219, an increase of 160 compared with the same period in 2019. According to the report, the number of suicides in Japan has increased year on year for four consecutive months. According to the Ministry of health, health and labor, the new crown epidemic is the main reason for the increase.